karen actually *cleaned* the classroom when she rearranged (rearrangement was part of cleaning)
the working sound board is in there to protect it from dust i believe, and someone was working on getting it set up so that there were speakers in the classroom, and the big EVs were out in the shop. the encoder table also want's to be dust free, and i'd rather not have it go down stairs. the cyberoptics machine i believe could move out into the cnc area.
imonger the big tables are heavy but do slide pretty easily. likewise several of the table saws are on locking wheeled bases, but are often in use. in terms of flexibility/dedicated, i don't think anything should be solely dedicated, however moving some things needs to be harder than others to make transitions reasonable. i.e. moving the radial arm saw incorrectly can mean up to an hour of recalibrating it to 0, but work benches with locking wheels can scoot easily out of the way. if we get dust collection fully set up, we don't want to break/remake those connections a lot as it weakens the system significantly.
realistically we need to look at what happens in the space occasionally (HMMM, minne maker faire, cabaret) and what happens regularly (shop use, classes, open wednesdays, group meetings) and make sure they're all viable, and interoperate. i.e. we probably need a set of computer work stations and the notadoor wall of the classroom can take a bench along it. for events, it doesn't eat a lot of real estate, but still provides 90` viewing to the projector for classes. likewise, moving the other big tables off to the side would allow for more chairs in there for HMMM, but pulling the tables back allows for classes. several classes move the tables around already. getting the PA set up near the window (where the encoder desk is atm) would let it be used in the shop (through the window with classroom speakers as monitors) or in the classroom for cabaret or HMMM.
i think we've already shown that we need to be able to accommodate two simultaneous classes without shutting down the shop area, so making the classroom more flexible AND making the lounge more useful are very important.
keep in mind that on wed a number of folks were unaware that this discussion is happening here, several of whom don't read the forums at all, and folks doing this need to respect and seek out their opinions too.